Patient who died during robot surgery had 99% chance of living if human operated

A heart patient who died after a robot performed complicated surgery said the man would have had a “99 per cent” chance of survival if a human had operated. The doctor leading the surgery on Stephen Pettitt, who died after a "catalogue of errors: was not trained enough to use the robot and had only practised using it on a […]

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Teacher killed herself after warning she could lose job over leaked SATs answers

A tragic young primary school teacher took her own life after sharing SATs questions with a friend and fearing she would lose her job, an inquest heard. Katherine Margaret Walsh, was found hanged at her home by her father Denis Walsh, 66, in May of this year. The teacher gained notoriety locally when she appeared on the TV game show […]

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Nurse who treated children in Manchester bombing hanged herself weeks later

A dedicated young nurse who battled to save the lives of children injured in the Manchester Arena bombing took her own life weeks later, an inquest heard. Clara Malagon, who had been struggling with self doubt and bouts of depression for some time, had been on-duty on the night of the atrocity. She witnessed first-hand horrific injuries sustained by the […]

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‘My daughter, 4, was sent home from hospital even though she was dying’

A grieving mum is hoping to finally get the answers she needs as to why her daughter was sent home from hospital – even though she was dying. Michelle Foster has spent three unbearable years trying to come to terms with her four-year-old daughter Gracie’s devastating death. Hours before the ‘happy’ little girl died from a form of meningitis , […]

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Mum-of-three fell asleep and never woke up after accidental morphine overdose

A mum-of-three with debilitating pain fell asleep and never woke up after accidentally overdosing on morphine, an inquest has heard. "Bubbly" and "happy" Sheena Conway, 37, was found lifeless in bed by her partner Craig Hodgson, who rolled over to find she had passed away. She was pronounced dead at the scene in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, despite desperate efforts to […]

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Former Corrie actress died at home after battling alcohol addiction

A former Coronation Street and Cold Feet actress died at home after battling alcohol addiction and post-natal depression, an inquest heard. Melanie Hughes, 39, suffered depression after the birth of her son Kaden. An inquest heard the former Miss Wales started drinking a bottle of vodka a day after being left in a "terrible state" after a traumatic year. She […]

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Boyfriend stabbed himself to death ‘during drunken row with girlfriend’

An ‘agitated’ boyfriend stabbed himself to death with a kitchen knife during a drunken row with his girlfriend, an inquest has heard. Aspiring model Elliott Bowes, 26, spontaneously knifed himself in the abdomen as he rowed with Charlotte Hubbert at their home. He told Charlotte, 22, she "cared more" about her friends than she did him during the tragedy in […]

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Woman jailed over hit-and-run crash that killed two young boys is already free

A woman who assaulted a Good Samaritan after her boyfriend killed two children in a hit-and-run crash has been freed after just weeks in jail. Tragically the father of the two young boys was found hanged in the aftermath of the crash . Gwen Harrison, 42, was freed from prison despite being given a six month jail sentence in April […]

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Ex Ibiza dancer ‘accidentallykilled herself taking morphine to treat back pain’

A former Ibiza dancer killed herself by accident after overdosing on morphine she was taking to treat her bad back after a horse riding accident, a inquest heard. NHS manager Melissa Amos took the strong painkiller after suffering with spinal problems for two decades. The Manchester Evening News reports that despite being on a variety of medication, the 42-year-old mum-of-two […]

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